St. Patrick’s Day Musings of the Wandering Jameson Bottle

After a proper lesson on how to make a “real” Irish coffee, Jameson Irish Whiskey was thoughtful enough to gift us each with a bottle. No complaints here, I’ll be the first to tell you the perks of this job are definitely greeted with much enthusiasm. However, this was no ordinary bottle of Jameson. This was a limited edition St. Patrick’s Day label designed by Dubliner, Dermot Flynn.

At Temple Bar.

At Temple Bar.

A Photo Journal on the Eve of St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin

An artist couldn’t have painted a prettier picture of Dublin from the rooftop of the Marker Hotel. The sun was shining, the wind was blowing, and in the distance I could see the shades of green from the Wicklow Mountains owning the horizon. I stood taking it in and enjoying my Irish coffee among forty-something other journalists, writers, bloggers, and other media members on the weekend of Ireland’s national holiday, St. Patrick’s Day.

On the lovely rooftop bar of the new luxury Marker Hotel.

On the lovely rooftop bar of the new luxury Marker Hotel.

I oohed and aahed at the sight of this label. As somewhat of an artist myself, I can appreciate a well designed graphic such as this. Not to mention it was my favorite brand of Irish Whiskey. In fact, I appreciated it so much I toted it around with me for the next 24 hours on a mission to find its artist, and to give this St. Patrick’s Day special edition label the national holiday it deserved.

So, I hit the streets of Dublin on the eve of St. Patrick’s Day, and these are the photos of my journey with Jameson during the 24 hours that followed.

Somewhere near Temple Bar.

Somewhere near Temple Bar.

With Molly Malone

With Molly Malone

With a smug English Bulldog at 37 on Dawson Street

With a smug English Bulldog at 37 on Dawson Street

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At 37 on Dawson Street, by far the coolest design for a bar ever. Like, ever.

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Next to the Pink Dragon

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At Christchurch

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With Louisiana State University Tigers marching band.

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On the parade line with the amazing performers of the day.

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From the International Media Bus on the parade line.

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In front of the statue of Daniel O’Connell.

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From the International Media Bus on the parade line.

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With the parade performers behind the scenes.

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Behind the scenes in the staging area of the parade.

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Behind the scenes in the staging area.

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Behind the scenes in the staging area.

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Location unknown, during the small hours of the morning.

A very proud Dermot Flynn, Dubliner and the artist behind the new Limited Edition Jameson Irish Whiskey bottle.

A very proud Dermot Flynn, Dubliner and the artist behind the new Limited Edition Jameson Irish Whiskey bottle.

 

All work and no play. Photo by Jose Antonio Munoz of Coloralia

All work and no play. Photo by Jose Antonio Munoz of Coloralia

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Christa Thompson is the Founder and Senior Editor of The Fairytale Traveler. Christa has been traveling the world since 2003 when she attended a summer abroad study at the University of Cambridge in England. Since then, her wanderlust has been fierce. Her three passions in life are her son, traveling, and being creative. The Fairytale Traveler brand gives Christa the opportunity to do all of these things and to live intentionally every day.

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9 Comments on this post

  1. Okay- this is insane on so many levels. Firstly, the LSU marching band in Dublin for the St Paddy’s parade???!!!! HOW MOTHER FREAKING COOL! I went to LSU 😉

    Secondly, you always have the most fantastic ideas. This post reminds me of when people take photos of their certain stuffed animal lovey around the world… you know what I mean, right?

    Third: that is the coolest bottle label I’ve ever seen! Excellent post amiga!

    The Traveluster / Reply
    • HAhaha That is awesome. You won’t even believe it but at terminal 5 at JFK, the entire LSU band was there waiting for their flight to Dublin with me!! I hadn’t even left the US and I was already on the story. The whiskey was a bonus and it turned out to be amazing. It was a fun way to showcase it for sure.

  2. That Jameson bottle takes a great “selfie” and being joined by LSU on the way out…what a trip!

    Tim / Reply
  3. My husband LOVED this. His claim to fame is that he dated an official “Jameson”. Yeah right buddy. Photos are awesome. Makes me want to go. As long as that fictional girl isn’t around 😉

    Sarah / Reply
  4. What a brilliant idea! Looks like an amazing experience. Ireland and Jameson… perfect combo!

  5. Wow, you always have great ideas. And it seems it’s “play and no work” for you 🙂 A fabulous picture essay!

    Fida / Reply

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